“Go to” salad

In my efforts of healthy living, I came across a bean salad recipe on Pinterest.  Well back up from there, a friend had a bean salad recipe on her blog that I wanted to make.  I had everything except for the lime and cilantro for the dressing so I had to search for a new dressing to use which brings me back to Pinterest.  I scanned a few and came across this one that I thought I would try.  As I do with all recipes the first time, I made this dressing exactly as written and while it was good, it was too much and I was left with a lot of dressing pooling at the bottom.  This salad was so good though, and so easy that it is now my “go to” salad.  The only thing I really changed was I use apple cider vinegar instead of balsamic and I pour the dressing to coat the salad instead of adding it all.  It is definitely best to let this marinate in the dressing at least for a few hours.  I usually make it the night before I need it.  Definitely try it and your friends will all be asking for the recipe

For the bean salad I use:

1 can red kidney beans

1 can romano beans

1 can black beans

1 can chick peas

1 can of corn

1 purple onion, diced

1 sweet pepper (orange, red or yellow), diced

1/2 large green pepper, diced

Rinse all beans off and add into a large bowl with the corn, peppers and onion.



Dressing taken from Twin Tough

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon sugar

salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients and whisk together.

Pour dressing over salad to coat and marinate in the fridge for a few hours.  Reserve any left over dressing and determine if you need to add more later.  Enjoy!


One Response to ““Go to” salad”
  1. Pictures look great and it’s awesome you gave credit to the original creators. Yum!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Blog Stats

    • 7,055 hits
  • Archives

  • Copyright © 2015 runsewfast.com — All Rights Reserved
The Pioneer Woman

Plowing through Life in the Country...One Calf Nut at a Time

Stamped with a Heart

Fit. Kind. Cheeky

Mission to a(nother) Marathon

Running toward whatever finish line comes next...

I AM WOMAN, Watch me cook!

Running, sewing and living life

The Daily Struggles of the Domestic Un-Goddess

Running, sewing and living life

Simply Frugal

Running, sewing and living life

la vie en fuchsia

Running, sewing and living life

Sew at Home Mummy

Running, sewing and living life


Running, sewing and living life

%d bloggers like this: